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Gene Clark remembered: "Genius and insanity hand in hand…"

Luke Torn, Uncut, May 2008

IT'S ANOTHER DAY in the busy life of one of the biggest bands in America. The Byrds have just recorded 'Eight Miles High', and are heading to New York for a photo shoot and a TV special. Their plane, however, is stuck on the runway of LA International Airport, prevented from taking off by some unexplained technical issues. And Gene Clark, the group's lead singer and principal songwriter, petrified of flying at the best of times, is not handling the situation very well.

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